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Memo to Hollywood: Your time is up. No one will pay a premium price for a leering, sneering wink.

A comment from an LA Times story insisting that TV is not either dead: Paul G Newton at 11:46 PM December 03, 2012 I believe that the networks will, no must, embrace the new media. In the past few years … Continue reading

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Mall crawling: It’s looking a little more like Christmas at the Arrowhead Towne Center Mall.

I’m continuing to mall crawl this Christmas season, because it’s interesting to me. Sunday afternoon I spent some time at the Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, AZ, a 1.2 million square foot regional mall in a relatively upscale neighborhood in … Continue reading

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No one is coming for Christmas: The lonely life of a sad-sack Santa at the EmptyCenter Mall.

“Can I go ho-ho-home now?” Oh, yes. That’s Santa Claus sitting all alone — and not just for a little while — at the MetroCenter Mall in northwest Phoenix. MetroCenter is a super-regional mall, 1.4 million square feet of retail … Continue reading

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Big duh technology tip: Film that testimonial, YouTube it, then share the link with your client.

A while back, I wrote a post on BloodhoundBlog about using pocket-sized video cameras to record and propagate video testimonials. That kind of job is now better done by smartphone video cameras, but you can still buy a Flip camera … Continue reading

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Guerrillas in our midst: An anthropologist studies the hacker movement — and goes native.

From Wired magazine: When you’re starting off as an anthropologist, you aim is to explore a subculture your peers have yet to uncover, spending years living with the locals and learning their ways. That’s what Gabriella Coleman did. She went … Continue reading

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Salman Khan talks to Charlie Rose about the founding of the Khan Academy.

Commenting on this post on the Khan Academy, Joe Brady fingered this YouTube video, Salman Khan talking to Charlie Rose about the origins of the Khan Academy:  Further notice: Salman Khan’s book on the Khan Academy experience: The One World … Continue reading

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Yo, poor boy! Stop sniveling. Compared to your grandparents, you are rich, rich, rich!

Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek, comparing the value of ordinary labor in Golden Age of the 19050s versus today: Refrigerator-freezer Sears’s lowest-priced no-frost refrigerator-freezer in 1956 had 9.6 cubic feet, in total, of space. It sold for $219.95. (You can … Continue reading

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